…And this ain’t one.
But first, let’s get to what he needed to apologize for saying:
Brokaw: “The Hispanics should be working harder on assimilation.” pic.twitter.com/D4QGQhSRZh
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) January 27, 2019
And boy-howdy, does the man from Montana step in it. It’s really some of the worst bigoted commentary.
So he tries to walk it back:
i feel terrible a part of my comments on Hispanics offended some members of that proud culture
— Tom Brokaw (@tombrokaw) January 27, 2019
You know Tom, that’s not an apology: “I’m sorry some people were offended…” is not good enough. He goes on for many more tweets, but it never feels authentic. He said the stuff he believes, he even reinforces it:
“It’s the intermarriage that is going on and the cultures that are conflicting with each other,” Brokaw said. “I also happen to believe that the Hispanics should work harder at assimilation. That’s one of the things I’ve been saying for a long time.”
You are past your shelf date, NBC please tell us that Brokaw is going to his ranch to enjoy fly fishing far, far, away from the studio and mic, and and won’t be on again.